Facilities: Stadium & Arena
- Athletic Complex Dome Collapses Under Snow
by Jason Scott March 2017
As snowstorms continue to cause all kinds of problems in the northeast, a New Hampshire athletic facility is dealing with a dramatic problem caused by the weather — a collapsed dome.
- Atlanta United Hopes to Improve Fan Experience
by Doug Roberson March 2017
In an attempt to improve the experience of those attending Atlanta United's games at Georgia Tech's Bobby Dodd Stadium, several changes will be made from the inaugural home game two weeks ago for Saturday's game against Chicago.
- Virginia Beach Accepts Financing Plan for $220M Arena
by Mary Beth Gahan March 2017
Virginia Beach City Council agreed with arena developers on a financing plan to build a $220 million sports and entertainment venue near the Oceanfront.
- Penn State's Hockey Arena Helped Fuel Team's Rise
by Frank Fitzpatrick March 2017
Seven years ago, Pegula, a natural-gas developer from Carbondale, signed off on an $88 million contribution to his alma mater. The gift would not only allow Penn State to add men's and women's varsity hockey but to construct a campus arena, the last and largest hurdle in its long journey to Division I.
- County Votes to Pay $14M to Braves for Improvements
by Ben Brasch March 2017
The taxpayers of Cobb County are now on the hook to the Braves for an extra $14 million of transportation and infrastructure improvements the team said the county owed.
- Beaver Stadium Renovation Delayed for Other Projects
by Frank Fitzpatrick March 2017
The onset of the massive makeover that administrators insist Beaver Stadium requires likely will be delayed at least five years while Penn State focuses on other sports building projects. At Monday's unveiling of the long-delayed athletics facilities master plan, athletic director Sandy Barbour said the complexity of updating the 57-year-old stadium necessitated the deferral. "We need that kind of runway to design, sequence, and fund it," Barbour said after the public meeting in Hintz Alumni Center. "Until then, we can't set [a deadline for completion]."
- U.S. Bank Stadium Collaborates with Audubon Bird Study
by Courtney Cameron March 2017
According to a new study from the Audubon Society, the Vikings’ new stadium has emerged as the leading killer of birds in the Twin Cities area.
- Pro Sports Leagues Flocking to Las Vegas
by Rob Miech March 2017
The NFL's Raiders seem ever-so-close to relocating here from Oakland. With the recent Bank of America financial aid disclosure -- for the nearly $2 billion RaiderDome, or whatever it will be nicknamed -- the likelihood of the approval of three-quarters of the NFL's 32 owners if they choose to vote at the annual meetings in Phoenix in a couple of weeks appears more fact than fiction.
- Virginia Beach Arena Developer Delivers Loan Document
by Butch Maier March 2017
Virginia Beach-based United States Management, the developer of a proposed $300 million Oceanfront sports and entertainment arena, delivered a loan commitment document March 7, 24 hours before City Council’s deadline.
- Bill Would Allow Stadiums to Bypass Bathroom Codes
by Seanna Adcox March 2017
Supporters say a South Carolina bill that lets football stadiums bypass international building codes stops taxpayers' money from being flushed down too many toilets. The bill, approved by the House 101-0 last week, reduces the number of restrooms required in newly built or renovated stadiums for middle and high school sports.